The son of music maestro PHILAMMON, he was convinced of his own superior musical talents. After a failed attempt to woo HYACINTHUS from rival APOLLO, he devoted himself to his zither and soon rated himself better than the MUSES.
As music was regarded as a sacred Gift of the Gods, the MUSES were not amused. They banded together and challenged him to a concert competition.
Despite a concerted effort, THAMRYS failed to score with the audience and lost miserably. APOLLO was delighted to award him the winners-up prize of blindness and deafness. He was also permanently barred from the Musicians Union.